This position is located in the Plans and Resources Flight of a Base Communications Squadron. The purpose of this position is to serve as the Base Information Assurance Manager who is the wing commanders authority and focal point for Information Assurance. Manages the communication-computer security (COMPUSEC) program, Air Force Electronic Key Management System (AFEKMS), Emission Security, and Information Assurance Awareness Programs. Serves as the Wing Information Assurance Manager. Applies Information Technology (IT) security principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources and information processed throughout the systems life cycle. Establishes and publishes base-wide policy to manage the INFOSEC (also known as COMPUSEC) program and provides advice and guidance in its implementation and in procedures used in the development and operation of systems. Assists all base organizations in the development of their individual INFOSEC program. Disseminates information and ensures computer security practices are adhered to by all functional areas. Reviews, analyzes, and validates certification and accreditation (C&A) packages. Continuously identifies and analyzes threats and vulnerabilities to the information systems to maintain an appropriate level of protection. Ensures computer software designs address information system security requirements. Accomplishes risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems. Evaluates, assesses, or locally tests and approves all hardware, software, and firmware products that provide security features prior to use on any accredited information system or network. Certifies all software prior to installation and use on communications and computer systems. Executes computer security plans and enforces mandatory access control techniques such as trusted routers, bastion hosts, gateways, firewalls, or other methods of information systems protection. Manages the Network Security Program. Implements and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure protection of information transmitted to the installation, among organizations on the installation, and from the installation using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), the World Wide Web, or other communications modes. Utilizes current and future multi-level security products collectively to provide data integrity, confidentiality, authentication, non-repudiation, and access control of the LAN. Reports to MAJCOM, Air Force Communications Agency, National Security Agency, and Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team all incidents involving viruses, tampering, or unauthorized system entry. Controls access to prevent unauthorized persons from using network facilities. Limits access to privileged programs (i.e., operating system, system parameter and configuration files, and databases), utilities, and security-relevant programs/data files to authorized personnel. Implements methods to prevent or minimize direct access, electronic or other forms of eavesdropping, interpreting electro-mechanical emanations, electronic intercept, telemetry interpretation, and other techniques designed to gain unauthorized access to IT information, equipment, or processes. Evaluates unusual circumstances to recognize and define potential vulnerabilities and selects and oversees the installation of physical and technical security barriers to prevent others from improperly obtaining such information. Conducts the Information Assurance Awareness Program which uses computer-based training for both initial and recurring information protection training. Maintains required course records. Serves as the Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager for all cryptographic activities including managing the Cryptographic Access Program (CAP). Formulates and develops communications security criteria and requirements for inclusion in mobility, contingency, and exercise plans. Maintains accountability for sensitive cryptographic materials and related COMSEC information. Oversees issuance of COMSEC materials. Maintains COMSEC inventory on the Computerized Management of COMSEC Material (CM2) database. Prepares and evaluates written plans for emergency actions and ensures personnel are fully qualified in the execution of plans. Investigates COMSEC security incidents to determine the possibility of compromise to COMSEC materials and ensures documentation and reporting to appropriate channels. Performs destruction, receiving, issuing transferring and inspecting COMSEC material within the most stringent timelines. Furnishes written guidance to user accounts concurring effective dates, accounting procedures, destruction requirements, and physical security of COMSEC materials including key. Performs semi-annual functional reviews of all COMSEC user accounts, physically inspecting the users COMSEC facilities, reviewing procedures, and audit of all cryptographic holdings. Manages the Certification Authority Workstation. Manages the CAP by conducting briefings prior to granting access to cryptographic information. Documents cryptographic access certificates and acts as liaison for scheduling polygraph examinations of personnel enrolled in the program. Implements and manages the Air Force Electronic Key Management System (AFEKMS) program. This includes system configuration and operation of the Local Management Device, Data Transfer Device, and Key Processor. Initializes the system, performs system backups, determines operator access, and control functions (privilege management), reloads and configures the operating systems parameters. Installs or oversees installation of local COMSEC account hardware and software, including training alternates in the AFEKMS operations. Serves as secure telephone units/elements (STU-III) user Representative and Emissions Security Program Manager. Develops, implements, and monitors security systems for the protection of controlled cryptographic cards, documents, ciphers, devices, communications centers, and equipment.